Hillary Chybinski: Staying Organized While Being Creative

Friday, February 26, 2010

Staying Organized While Being Creative

DIY Planner and Binder

Sometimes, while we search for our "next big thing", we can struggle with keeping on-track and organized while we figure out what that "thing" is.  Part of what had always been so fulfilling for me as a "working (outside the home) mom" was the certainty of routine.  I thrive on routine, as do my kids.  John is much more go with the flow than the rest of us. So when I found myself working from  home with no set routine, life got a little crazy.

Enter in the GO MOM! DIY Planner.  I've "known" Molly Gold for years. . .she was often referred to in my BlueSuitNewsletter that I subscribed to religiously.  I saw her planners on the shelves in many places I shopped.  Well thanks to this beautiful thing called the Internet and Social Media. . .I've had the opportunity to exchange ideas and laughs with Molly.  And you know what I learned?  She ROCKS! She mentioned to me the other day, that her DIY Planner may be useful/fun for we scrapbooker and creative types.

Go MOM DIY Planner

Again - those of you that know me, know it did not take me long to get myself over to her website and order myself a DIY Planner.  I printed out the PDF and set to work.

Thanks to another organizing and scrapbooking genius, Aby Garvy, I had this great binder I created as part of her fantastic Goals 101 online workshop.  My DIY Planner would go perfectly in this binder.

Russell + Hazel Altered Binder

In about an hour, with both my kids home on a snow day, I printed the planner, made tabs and set up my book.

DIY Planner assembly

I plan to use the weekly calendar pages to get myself set-up for the week ahead.  I added a tab called "Creativity Central" that I plan to use to keep track of blog post ideas and notes as well as craft and scrapbook projects.

Week at a Glance

I pulled out the Scrapbook Paper Kit I had used originally to create this binder (from russell + hazel), made my tabs, and put in the DIY Planner Pages.

DIY Planner assembly

Viola! Creative organizational bliss.

catch you soon -

Disclosure - all supplies mentioned in this post were bought by me.  I was not provided anything for the purpose of reviewing, and all the opinions are as always my very own.

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